As of 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States. Of Note, CDC's order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S citizen non-immigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. 

The most important details and procedures for entering the United States:

The policies allow fully vaccinated foreign visitors to enter the United States, replacing a patchwork of bans and restrictions that have been in place since the start of the pandemic.

This means that foreign visitors from countries that were previously under embargo, such as China, Iran, the European Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Brazil, South Africa and India, are allowed in under the policy that applies to all international travelers.

What vaccines are accepted?

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised airlines that all vaccines approved and authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration, as well as vaccines on the WHO Emergency Use List (EUL) will be accepted for entry into the United States.

This means that the AstraZeneca vaccine, used in places such as Canada and Europe, will be accepted, unlike the Sputnik V vaccine developed in Russia, which has not been approved by the World Health Organization or the US Food and Drug Administration.

While the US Centers for Disease Control has not yet commented on which vaccines are acceptable for travel across the land border, a White House official said it expects the same vaccines to be accepted for air travel.

The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) considers people to be "fully vaccinated" two weeks after receiving the second dose of the two-dose vaccine, or two weeks after receiving one dose of the single-dose vaccine.

What about unvaccinated Americans?

Unvaccinated Americans can still enter the United States, but will face stricter screening requirements for air travel.


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